“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
― L. Frank Baum
Share a tale about a new beginning. What will your story be?
Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.
My favorite things often have a story behind them and are usually handmade or discovered at a flea market.
“I think Heaven will be like a first kiss.”
― Sarah Addison Allen, Continue reading “First kiss –Week 6”
“As they shook hands, Conrad noticed Louis’ blue eyes and a powerful feeling struck him in the chest. He’d never seen those liquid blue eyes before…except behind his father’s spectacles…and in the mirror.
Conrad, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Five”
― Vivian LeMay
Do you have family photos? Which ancestor do you or your children resemble the most?
Week four – Find family members who maintain an uncanny resemblance!
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
As you begin your new year, write about a favorite achievement that inspired you or made a significant difference in your life. Continue reading “Achievements — Week 1”
Who wants to preserve family memories for those who follow in our footsteps?
As I reflect on this past year of my writing challenge, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, I have a sense of pride and a sense of accomplishment. For once this challenge ends, I will have 52+ stories about my family. Through this writing adventure, I have discovered so much about my ancestors and even a little about myself, and I hate to see it end! Now, I have created a new writing challenge for 2018, but this time, I believe writers should also include more personal narratives to add their family history. To keep me moving forward on this journey, I have started a new writing challenge called My Tales. It would be fun to have family bloggers join in with this writing adventure. Who is with me? Continue reading “My Tales — A Writing Challenge to Preserve Family Memories”
Light Hearted Mysteries
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Life is a lot like a garden
about books good and bad, thoughts deep and shallow, and life in general
A writer writing about writing and life...
Me, my Camera vs. the World
Autobiographical fun in 10 minutes or less
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THOUGHTS & PHOTOGRAPHS
The diary of a PhD student and a pastry chef
Mike Hardisty Photography
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Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
Discovering the Unique
The Two Doctors walk into a bar ...
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Fun With Genealogy
Sharing the World We Love
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Images of People Photoblog
Words and Pictures from the Middle East & Balkans
Capturing the beauty of God's creation through the lens of a camera
Ghosts, Tall Tales & Witty Haiku!
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Practical tips for dealing with anxiety, depression, and negativity
Author, Blogger, Book Reviewer ~550 so far... and introducing the 365 Daily Challenge!
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Food, Road Trips & Notes from the Non-Profit Underground
My Family Stories
Putnam/ Dougherty family genealogy
Decades of her words.
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
A Creative Family History Journal
“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Teaching children values and giving them the opportunity to excel are essential to good parenting. However, I feel I must also provide my children (and myself) insight into the ones who came before us: our ancestors whose lives and stories have shaped us into who we are. This is my journey; these are their stories…
The Art and Craft of Blogging
A genealogy site with family from Nova Scotia to New England.